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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Dirt cheap but dumbells accomplish the same mission.
    If it's not sold by Time I get out of work tonight I'm probably going to get it. I've only got a set of 40 dumbbells and whatever I can find is nearly $3 a pound.

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    Just ordered more r-bands from amazon (availability is improved and prices arenít too drastically elevated). Any dumbbells available though is flat out price gouging.

    Local sporting good stores that are just now open out here for curb-side pick-up, donít have much of anything useful.

    I love hammer machines, but canít spare an entire room or the garage

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    Figured I would throw my investment into this, just for shits and grins. Even in the current environment, this only took me two weeks to get together, though it wasnít cheap. Fortunately it means I will never pay another gym membership in my life. I wanted out anyway. Got tired of pubbies whining about noise and chalk.
    Just waiting on my adjustable bench from Rogue, which will be here early this week.



    Also have a shitload of spare plates off to the sides that I need to sell off. Had to order a small lot from a closed gym (1920 lbs. total) in order to get something in a reasonable time frame.

    Total costs:
    Building: 3200 delivered
    Rack: 1775 shipped
    Bar: 575 shipped (IWF spec bars arenít cheap)
    Plates: 3800 shipped
    Bench: 740 shipped
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowmere View Post
    Figured I would throw my investment into this, just for shits and grins. Even in the current environment, this only took me two weeks to get together, though it wasn’t cheap. Fortunately it means I will never pay another gym membership in my life. I wanted out anyway. Got tired of pubbies whining about noise and chalk.
    Just waiting on my adjustable bench from Rogue, which will be here early this week.



    Also have a shitload of spare plates off to the sides that I need to sell off. Had to order a small lot from a closed gym (1920 lbs. total) in order to get something in a reasonable time frame.

    Total costs:
    Building: 3200 delivered
    Rack: 1775 shipped
    Bar: 575 shipped (IWF spec bars aren’t cheap)
    Plates: 3800 shipped
    Bench: 740 shipped
    Is that a Rogue rack...maybr R-3 or RML490?
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    Quote Originally Posted by almostgone View Post
    Is that a Rogue rack...maybr R-3 or RML490?
    RML-690.
    The 490 is the cage without the plate storage back end.
    I wanted something triple beamed, because Iím not permanently anchoring it, and I didnít want something that would tip on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowmere View Post
    RML-690.
    The 490 is the cage without the plate storage back end.
    I wanted something triple beamed, because Iím not permanently anchoring it, and I didnít want something that would tip on me.
    Wise choice. I was bouncing back and forth between the R-3 and R-4 vs. the -490 and -690 until I found a used Rae Crowther rack for a good price (posted it up earlier in the thread).

    That will last you the rest of your life and probably be around for the next generation of lifters!!


    I haven't been inside a commercial gym in decades and the only things I miss are the steam room (helps with chest congestion) and the sauna ( just to sweat out the system).
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    Quote Originally Posted by almostgone View Post
    That will last you the rest of your life and probably be around for the next generation of lifters!!


    I haven't been inside a commercial gym in decades and the only things I miss are the steam room (helps with chest congestion) and the sauna ( just to sweat out the system).
    Thatís actually something the girlfriend and I discussed when she was pushing me to go ahead and get this done. I told her there were no cheap options readily available right now, so I was likely going to have to buy shit that is out of most peopleís acceptable price ranges. I kept futzing around in my head over the fact that I was building a home gym out of what is effectively commercial grade equipment.
    She finally broke it off in my ass about that and essentially told me ďeither fucking do it right, or donít do it at all. Halfassing and being indecisive arenít you.Ē She was right, and made the whole thing much easier on me. All I had to do was spend money. She was home to handle all of the deliveries and shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowmere View Post
    That’s actually something the girlfriend and I discussed when she was pushing me to go ahead and get this done. I told her there were no cheap options readily available right now, so I was likely going to have to buy shit that is out of most people’s acceptable price ranges. I kept futzing around in my head over the fact that I was building a home gym out of what is effectively commercial grade equipment.
    She finally broke it off in my ass about that and essentially told me “either fucking do it right, or don’t do it at all. Halfassing and being indecisive aren’t you.” She was right, and made the whole thing much easier on me. All I had to do was spend money. She was home to handle all of the deliveries and shit.
    Smart girlfriend....quite possibly a keeper!! My wife did the same but I have temper her proclivity for me to spend $$ with my frugality/ reluctance to spend money.

    Gallow, let me tell you that my squat rack was a bitch to unload. It came on common carrier with a skid weight of 784# if I recall correctly. The driver helped me slide the skid into the back of my truck and it was all mine from there on out. Definitely didn't need a workout afterwards!
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    I remember about 8 years ago, I ordered the hex db from 60lbs to 100lbs. When the truck got here, the driver asked me if I had a forklift to unload the pallet they were on. I said, no, I'm going to pick them up & carry them to my truckbed, which I backed up to his trailer. He said "what? You crazy?". I said thst's what you do with dumbells. You pick them up, & put them down......
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    Quote Originally Posted by almostgone View Post
    Smart girlfriend....quite possibly a keeper!! My wife did the same but I have temper her proclivity for me to spend $$ with my frugality/ reluctance to spend money.

    Gallow, let me tell you that my squat rack was a bitch to unload. It came on common carrier with a skid weight of 784# if I recall correctly. The driver helped me slide the skid into the back of my truck and it was all mine from there on out. Definitely didn't need a workout afterwards!
    Yeah, she and I are in this for the long haul. Mortgage together and all of that, so married in all but title.
    Her little 85 lbs. ass even helped me move all 1920 lbs. of plates to my building. The LTL driver dropped them at the front of the house, so we used her truck to move them. She climbed down in the crate and handed them out to me, while I loaded them. Then when we went around back, she got in the back of the truck and handed them off to me as I walked them in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowmere View Post
    Yeah, she and I are in this for the long haul. Mortgage together and all of that, so married in all but title.
    Her little 85 lbs. ass even helped me move all 1920 lbs. of plates to my building. The LTL driver dropped them at the front of the house, so we used her truck to move them. She climbed down in the crate and handed them out to me, while I loaded them. Then when we went around back, she got in the back of the truck and handed them off to me as I walked them in.
    I like her already!!
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    So I have access to Body Solid but my local fitness place has also Inspire. Seems good review and it's in stock. The owner ordered tons of inventory back in Feb/March and is only selling to the local community.

    It's called the Inspire SCS (smith machine with pull up bar) and on promo. Includes an adjustable bench, and a few attachments (lat pull down, hamstring curl, etc). $4k all in.

    Seems quite reasonable. All I'd want after that is some stall mats and maybe leg extension machine /calf raise machine then never go to a gym again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Windex View Post
    So I have access to Body Solid but my local fitness place has also Inspire. Seems good review and it's in stock. The owner ordered tons of inventory back in Feb/March and is only selling to the local community.

    It's called the Inspire SCS (smith machine with pull up bar) and on promo. Includes an adjustable bench, and a few attachments (lat pull down, hamstring curl, etc). $4k all in.

    Seems quite reasonable. All I'd want after that is some stall mats and maybe leg extension machine /calf raise machine then never go to a gym again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windex View Post
    So I have access to Body Solid but my local fitness place has also Inspire. Seems good review and it's in stock. The owner ordered tons of inventory back in Feb/March and is only selling to the local community.

    It's called the Inspire SCS (smith machine with pull up bar) and on promo. Includes an adjustable bench, and a few attachments (lat pull down, hamstring curl, etc). $4k all in.

    Seems quite reasonable. All I'd want after that is some stall mats and maybe leg extension machine /calf raise machine then never go to a gym again.
    Are the cable attachments plate loaded, or is it a selectorized stack, Windex? Just was able to take a quick glance at the construction specs, looks nice!!
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    What is the best alternative to preacher curls,leg extensions and leg curl machine and triceps press down at home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tornadoman View Post
    What is the best alternative to preacher curls,leg extensions and leg curl machine and triceps press down at home?
    Depends on what you have at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowmere View Post
    Depends on what you have at home.
    Dumbells and a barbell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tornadoman View Post
    Dumbells and a barbell
    standing alternating dumbbell curls, Bulgarian split squats with dumbbells, walking lunges with barbell, skull crushers for triceps..
    you can get it all done with dumbbells and a barbell

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    Quote Originally Posted by GearHeaded View Post
    standing alternating dumbbell curls, Bulgarian split squats with dumbbells, walking lunges with barbell, skull crushers for triceps..
    you can get it all done with dumbbells and a barbell
    Am doing all that just needed something close to the exercises i mentioned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tornadoman View Post
    Am doing all that just needed something close to the exercises i mentioned
    Barbell curl while draping your arms over literally anything to force them to stay stationary.
    Strap a dumbbell to each ankle and lay your body over any flat surface. Iíve used a kitchen counter before for reverse hypers, but you can also do this for leg curls.
    Do the same as above, but sit on something hard and flat with lower legs draped to mimic extensions.
    A cheap set of ratchet straps from any hardware store will suffice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowmere View Post
    Barbell curl while draping your arms over literally anything to force them to stay stationary.
    Strap a dumbbell to each ankle and lay your body over any flat surface. I’ve used a kitchen counter before for reverse hypers, but you can also do this for leg curls.
    Do the same as above, but sit on something hard and flat with lower legs draped to mimic extensions.
    A cheap set of ratchet straps from any hardware store will suffice.
    I am not able to understand how to strap the dumbells and perfom leg curls and extensions,can you provide me with a link or something ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tornadoman View Post
    I am not able to understand how to strap the dumbells and perfom leg curls and extensions,can you provide me with a link or something ?
    Not really, Iím literally just applying physics and things that Iíve done. Wrap the strap interchanging between your ankle and the DB handle, then when you ratchet it secure, just make sure the ratchet is on the outside of the handle and not your ankle to avoid it digging into your leg. Also, donít get excessive with the cranking unless you want to BFR your foot for some weird reason.

    ETA: itís not comfortable by any stretch. In fact, it outright hurts if you end up with the db digging into your shin/achilles. That said, Iím not a comfort person and openly mock people who use bar tampons. vOv
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowmere View Post
    Not really, I’m literally just applying physics and things that I’ve done. Wrap the strap interchanging between your ankle and the DB handle, then when you ratchet it secure, just make sure the ratchet is on the outside of the handle and not your ankle to avoid it digging into your leg. Also, don’t get excessive with the cranking unless you want to BFR your foot for some weird reason.

    ETA: it’s not comfortable by any stretch. In fact, it outright hurts if you end up with the db digging into your shin/achilles. That said, I’m not a comfort person and openly mock people who use bar tampons. vOv

    I'd end up on one of those Youtube crash and burn videos.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    I'd end up on one of those Youtube crash and burn videos.....
    Haha, nah it isnít that bad. Weight is fully supported by whatever youíre standing or sitting on, so itís really just a matter of not being goofy and trying to use so much weight that physics wins and you canít counterbalance the weight.

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    I’ve been loving my home gym. Doing more exercises that I hated doing at the gym like deadlifts/squats and pull-ups. I’m also don’t feel tempted to use heavy weight for dumbbell presses anymore (prob. cause heaviest dumbbells I have are 75s lol) ... which is good for the shoulder.

    I need to build something for the hex bar so I can load my plates onto it easier. They had this sweet hex bar on amazon that raises up when you want to load the plates, but it was too narrow inside.

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    With bands and kettlebells/dumbbells can be improvised a pretty decent squat and deadlift.

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    I managed to work everything except pull-up muscles. I expected to achieve one by this time, lockdown delayed my target badly. Things are settling though and gym should open soon. I just now realize how much my peace of mind depends on it, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sv.elia View Post
    With bands and kettlebells/dumbbells can be improvised a pretty decent squat and deadlift.

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    I managed to work everything except pull-up muscles. I expected to achieve one by this time, lockdown delayed my target badly. Things are settling though and gym should open soon. I just now realize how much my peace of mind depends on it, lol.


    Looks like you targeted the muscles very well!
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    ^it's a model I follow on instagram. Wish I could brag about arms that have a tricpes like that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sv.elia View Post
    ^it's a model I follow on instagram. Wish I could brag about arms that have a tricpes like that!
    Yeah, nice.... arms
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